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Iceni Magazine | May 11, 2021

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Four Bright Ideas To Help You Make A New Home Your Own

New Home Your Own

If there’s anything more stressful than buying a new home, it’s moving into a new home.

Purchasing a new property is a test of your endurance, your patience and your ability to move at lightning speed should a great opportunity arise. Moving in always feels like it should be the easy bit, the reward for having sealed the deal. But it can be an absolute slog.

However, as draining as the process can be, it is important to remember that you have a unique opportunity as you move into your new home. At this point, before you get settled and comfortable, you are working with a blank canvas. Admittedly, some canvases are a little more blank than others. A new build, for example, gives you the opportunity to dictate what absolutely everything is going to look like. Moving into an older property can feel a little more restrictive but you still have the opportunity to craft something that is yours and yours alone.

If you are moving into your new home and want a little inspiration to help you get started, here are some ideas.

Don’t Waste Time Getting To The Big Changes

Without wanting to say anything as dramatic as “time is of the essence”, we all know that major home improvements only get harder to commit to as the months and years pass. The more settled you get, the less you want the noise and disruption of walls being knocked down, appliances and furnishings being removed and installed, and dust getting absolutely everywhere.

If you want to commit to a big project, whether it is putting new appliances or new work surfaces in the kitchen or getting a new bathtub or shower in the bathroom, not to mention something more elaborate like underfloor heating, then it is best to get the ball rolling before you get too settled.

Think About What Visitors Will See When They Arrive

When we think about home improvement, many of us tend to focus on the interior. And why not, after all, it’s where we spend most of our time. But as we look forward to welcoming visitors to our homes, it might be an idea to think about putting your own personal touch on the outside.

A new paved driveway can help tidy up a less than perfect space and will absolutely make it feel like it’s more your own. Think about what new windows could do to give your house a fresh face, and what they could do to your energy bills if you’re moving into an older property. It can be as simple as a new coat of paint on the front door, but the important thing is that this is a choice that you have made for how the outside world will see your home.

Get A New Perspective With Better Lighting

While lighting may not seem as massive an undertaking as renovating an entire room, it can have just as big an impact on your day-to-day enjoyment of your new home. Not only does good lighting have a real impact on our mood, but it is also an essential component of establishing your personal aesthetic in your property.

New builds can often feel impersonal or lifeless. Moving into an older property can present the opposite problem, as light fixtures left over from a previous owner will inevitably make it seem as though you are living with someone else’s personal taste. If you have a clear idea of the type of mood and look that you want to bring to your home, designer lighting can be the lynchpin. Moleta Munro offers designer lighting from all over the world, from pendant lights and wall and ceiling lights to desk lamps. If you are looking to bring a touch of Scandinavian design to your new home, then visit their site or showroom to browse options.

Make The Garden Your Own

One of the biggest reasons why many of us are moving house this year is because we are all dying for a garden of our own. The big cities have witnessed an exodus of residents looking for some greenery (and sent the house prices skyrocketing), and if you are one of those people who is thrilled about having the chance to finally have an outdoor space, then you have an amazing opportunity.

Gardens can be very simple and almost functional, but with a little bit of love, care and creative spark, they can be transformed into an extension of your vision for the property. Maybe you have always dreamed of growing your own fruits or vegetables. Maybe you have been planning a beautifully laid out flower bed for years. Or maybe you want to offer any visiting friends and family a social space where they can gather on those long summer evenings and relax. Be bold with your choices in the garden and embrace the possibilities.


 

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